Prepare the Shrimp Paste

  • Vegetable oil 30 ml
  • Garlic cloves, peeled and chopped 4 each
  • Gkapi shrimp paste 0.5 Tbsp
  • Tiger prawns 8 each

Finish the Dish

  • Gkapi shrimp paste 0.5 Tbsp
  • Bitter beans 0.5 cup
  • Sugar 2 Tbsp
  • Oyster sauce 5 ml
  • Thai red chili, cut 5 each
  1. Prepare the Shrimp Paste

    • Heat a pan and add vegetable oil. Put chopped garlic and half of the shrimp paste into the pan.
    • Roast the crumbled shrimp paste in the pan until the colour changes to a brown from the purplish appearance. Be careful not to burn to paste. This creates a very fragrant material and drives off some of the extreme volatile aromas.
  2. Finish the Dish

    • Add the rest of the paste, shrimp, bitter beans and season with sugar, oyster sauce and fry together until fragrant and cooked. Garnish with the chili and serve with rice.